April 7-11: Gallatin Arts Festival

Please join NYU for the annual Gallatin Arts Festival.

April 7-11, 2014, All day
NYU Gallatin
1 Washington Place

Opening night party: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 Washington Place

The Gallatin Arts Festival is a week-long, community-wide celebration of the unique artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship of students at NYU's Gallatin School.  The festival features student work in the visual and performing arts and serves as a galvanizing force and springboard for action and discussion through the creation and presentation of artistic work.

This event is free and open to the public.

April 3: Exhibit and Book Launch

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the NYU Langone Medical Center proudly present the School of Netter: The 'Michelangelo of Medicine' and His Legacy, an exhibit of artwork from NYU School of Medicine alumni, Frank H. Netter.

March 18- April 30, 2014
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Avenue

For more than 50 years, Netter has been celebrated as the foremost medical illustrator of human anatomy. The "School of Netter" exhibit celebrates Netter's legacy with a selection of his own paintings (on loan from Novartis), as well as illustrations from over a dozen current artists carrying on the Netter tradition.

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
NYU Langone Medical Center
Medical Science Building Gallery

On April 3rd, join Elsevier and Langone in celebrating the 25th anniversary and release of the brand-new edition of Dr. Netter's the Atlas of Human Anatomy. The event features Dr. John Hansen and Dr. Carlos Machado discussing the Netter legacy. Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Grossman, Dean and CEO of the NYU Langone Medical Center.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served at the book launch. For more information concerning featured artists of 'Michelangelo of Medicine and His Legacy', visit the School of Netter event page.

April 2: Science on the Square Lecture

New York University invites you to join NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, an expert on memory and cognition, as she delivers "Brain Plasticity Two Ways."

Wednesday, April 2, 4:30 pm
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Auditorium
12 Waverly Place

The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science on the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public.

Suzuki will describe her research, which has elucidated the brain areas and patterns of activity that underlie our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. She will also discuss her more recent studies that examine how aerobic exercise can enhance our learning, memory, cognition, and mood.

Suzuki’s work focuses on the brain’s plasticity—it’s ability to change, grow and be influenced by our surroundings throughout life. She has received the Lindsley Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences, and the Golden Dozen Teaching Award from NYU, among other honors.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3800.

April 2: Leah Price at NYU's Fales Library

New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections, in collaboration with the NYU English Department, presents the Fales Lecture in English and American Literature. The talk will be “Books as Social Media” by Leah Price, the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature at Harvard University

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 pm
Fales Library, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Third Floor
70 Washington Square South

Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University, where she teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, gender studies, and the history of books and reading. In 2006 Price was awarded a chair in recognition of exceptional graduate and undergraduate teaching.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

Please RSVP to rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu

April 1: Silberberg Lecture

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to Feminist Figuration, a lecture given by Julia Bryan-Wilson, an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tuesday, April 1, 6:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street, 1st Floor Lecture Hall

This lecture is part of 2013-2014 The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series which will address the complex role translation plays within the production and interpretation of art—considering how images and objects have been mined and recontextualized across time, space, culture, and medium, as well as exploring the limits of visual communication and literacy in fostering new ways of thinking about appropriation, influence, and audience.

This event is free and open to the public.
An RSVP is required.
Visit the IFA Events page for more information on this event and other upcoming events.

March 28-30: LITTLE FISH a musical

Please join NYU for the Gallatin Theatre Troupe production of LITTLE FISH a musical.

Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29, 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, March 29 & 30, 2:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
NYU Gallatin, 1 Washington Place

From the composer of Giant, The Wild Party, & Marie Christine, Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish tells the story of Charlotte, a young short story writer, who, after quitting a 10-year smoking habit, confronts her past, present, and future in New York City, 2003.

"A stylish new musical.  Little Fish translates the sort of neurotic, sidewise narrative associated with the New Yorker's fiction into the terms of musical comedy.  A lively musical about what it means to feel lifeless in contemporary Manhattan.  Mr. LaChiusa's score proceeds to blend the jazzy, noirish feel of what is conventionally called the symphony of the city.  Little Fish can be regarded as a direct, latter-day answer to (Sondheim's) Company." - NY Times

This event is free and open to the public.  Reservations are required.  Email gallatintheatretroupe@gmail.com to reserve ticket.

March 27: New Rivers Press Poets at the NYU Bookstore

The NYU Bookstore invites you to join them as they welcome poets Kathryn Levy, Maya Pindyck, and Purvi Shah.

NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Thursday, March 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New Rivers Press Poets: Kathryn Levy’s second book of poetry is titled Reports. Maya Pindyck is the author of Friend Among Stones, a collection of poems. Purvi Shah’s book,Terrain Tracks, was nominated for the Asian American Writers' Workshop Members' Choice Award.

This event is free and open to the public.
For additional information on this event and upcoming events, visit the NYU Bookstore Event Calendar

March 27: New Directions in African Cinema Film Screening

NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs, the Department of Film and TelevisionCinema Studies, and Africana Studies Program present “New Directions in African Cinema,” a series exploring recent, innovative and cutting edge film works in the fields of documentary, experimental and narrative.

Join them for a screening of "Va' pensiero, Walking Stories" and a talk with director Dagmawi Yimer.

Thursday, March 27th, 6:30 pm
NYU Tisch Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor Michelson Theater

The film is an interwoven account of two racist attacks in Milan and Florence and the victims’ painful attempts to piece the fragments of their lives back together. This powerful account brings together the overlapping stories of the three protagonists’ ordeal and their enduring hope of building a life in Italy, despite the fear and uncertainty of suddenly being plunged back to the moment of the attacks by one look or gesture. The director Dagmawi Yimer, a refugee from Ethiopia, shows us what violence looks like through the eyes of the victim.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

For more information about this event and other upcoming events and screening, visit the IAAA Events page.

March 27: LeBoff Public Lecture with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

The LeBoff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program and NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication present "Habitual New Media: The Involuntary, the Irrational, and the Irresistible" with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.

Thursday, March 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
239 Greene Street, Floor 8

Join Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and other scholars in communication studies to engage in conversation concerning new media:

"New media exist as the bleeding edge of obsolescence. They are exciting when they are demonstrated, boring by the time they arrive. If a product does what it promises, it disappoints, perversely making every success a failure. We are forever trying to catch up, updating simply to remain the same, bored, overwhelmed and anxious all at the same time. In response to this rapid time scale, much analytic effort has concentrated on anticipating or creating the future, the next big thing.

But is this really the best approach? What is elided by this constant move to the future, which dismisses the present as already past? Habitual New Media counters this trend by revealing that our media matter most when they seem not to matter at all, that is, when they’ve moved from the new to the habitual. The pressing question is not: “what will be the next big thing?” but “why and how do things remain, especially when they seem no longer to remain at all?”

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event, however, is required.

March 26: Sean Strub at NYU's Fales Library

New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents An Evening with Sean Strub.

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Fales Library, inside Elmer Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

Author and AIDS activist Sean Strub will be in conversation with Walter Armstrong, former editor of POZ, about his new memoir Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival.

Body Counts is a powerful and engaging report from the front lines, a deeply personal testament from one of the longest-living HIV survivors. Not merely a nostalgic look backwards; Strub’s book assesses today’s AIDS epidemic and offers powerful strategies for curbing new transmissions, while also demanding an end to the mounting cases of AIDS criminalization across America.

About Sean Strub:
Sean Strub is an activist, writer, and executive director of the Sero Project, which combats the criminalization of people with HIV. He founded POZ magazine, the leading publication providing information about HIV, and is a frequent speaker about HIV/AIDS, self-empowerment, and the intersections of sex, public health, and the law. A native of Iowa City, Strub attended Georgetown and Columbia. He and his partner, Xavier Morales, live in New York and Milford, Pennsylvania, where he co-owns the historic Hotel Fauchère and is active in historic preservation.

This event is free and open to the public.

March 26: Artists at the Institute

New York University's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to join artist Paul Pfeiffer as he discusses his artworks as part of the Artists at the Institute lecture series.

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

About the artist:

Paul Pfeiffer is a pioneering video artist, sculptor and photographer, who digitally edits found footage of sporting events and Hollywood films in order to study and expose how mass media imagery operates and influences us, individually and as a society. By erasing the central figures of iconic images and looping his videos on small portable monitors, Pfeiffer variously encourages the kind of close contemplation usually associated with painting. His laboriously manipulated appropriations, rich in references of all types—classical, religious, art historical— transform the everyday, revealing how, for example, today's professional athletes are the saints of yore.

Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. RSVP is required.

Mach 25: Kirk Varnedoe Lecture at IFA

The Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professorship brings a distinguished scholar to the Institute of Fine Arts each year to teach a course and give a series of public lectures.  IFA welcomes you to join visiting professor Briony Fer.
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The Institute is proud to welcome lecturer Briony Fer, scholar of art history. Fer has published extensively on 20th century and contemporary art. At the beginning of her career she was involved in producing the groundbreaking Modernity and Modernism textbooks, published jointly by the Open University and Yale University Press in 1993. She has since written on many contemporary artists, including Gabriel Orozco, Roni Horn, Vija Celmins, Ed Ruscha, Rachel Whiteread and David Batchelor. Much of her research has focused on the work of the American sculptor Eva Hesse, writing for the 2002 retrospective of the artist curated by Elisabeth Sussman at SFMOMA in 2002 and curating with Barry Rosen an exhibition of Hesse's studiowork and test-pieces at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in 2008.

Fer will be presenting "States of Abstraction", Abstraction's 'B' Side: Albers and Reinhardt. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.  RSVP is required.

March 20: Go Nightclubbing Installation at NYU's Fales Library

Thirty-four years later, the world's first VJs recreate their historic Danceteria Video Lounge in NYU’s Bobst Library and they invite you to join.

Thursday, March 20, 6:00 pm
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 3rd Floor
70 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place

New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents the GoNightclubbing Video Lounge, a multi-media installation curated by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong paying tribute to the infamous Danceteria Video Lounge, which they created in 1980. The re-imagined Video Lounge installation celebrates Ivers and Armstrong’s work at the iconic Danceteria nightclub, where they pioneered the video DJ concept during the height of the punk rock era. The re-imagined GoNightclubbing Video Lounge will be a feature of “Punk Turns Forty,” a conference being held at NYU and Cooper Union in downtown Manhattan in April 2014.

This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

March 20: NYU to Host Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton

Join the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH), an emerging think tank based at New York University, as they host Bill Drayton, CEO and co-founder of Ashoka.

Thursday, March 20, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
238 Thompson St, Room 95 (First Floor)

Drayton will deliver his lecture, “The ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ World Changes Everything.”

Drayton leads Ashoka, a global non-profit organization supporting social entrepreneurship in more than 70 countries around the world, provides start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors.

This event is free and open to the public. 
For more information, call 212.998.5477, email nyu.pach@gmail.com, or visit the event page.

March 13: Book Event, Creditocracy

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join them for a discussion with Andrew Ross and Randy Martin on Ross's new book Creditocracy: And The Case For Debt Refusal.
Thursday, March 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Ross contends that we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy - where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs.  The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and history shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful as Wall Street, the result has been debt bondage for the bulf of the population.

Following in the ancient tradition of the jubilee, activists have had some success in repudiating the debts of developing countries.  The time is ripe, Ross argues, for a debtors' movement to use the same kinds of moral and legal arguments to bring relief to household debtors in the North.  After examining the varieties of lending that have contributed to the crisis, Ross suggests ways of lifting the burden of illegitimate debts from our backs.  Creditoracy outlines the kind of alternative economy we need to replace a predatory debt-money system that only benefits the 1%.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP.

March 13: Greening Global Cities

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Urban Democracy Lab at the Gallatin School invite you to Greening Global Cities: Luxury Ecology and Its Discontents, a discussion with Julian Brash, Nikhil Anand, and Miriam Greenberg that will explore the localized link between environmental enhancement and social displacement.

Thursday, March 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
1 Washington Place, Ground Floor

New York’s fame as a capital of sustainable urbanism keeps growing. With this continued growth, it is important to distinguish between genuine ecological enhancements and mere green marketing. To what extent have greening efforts in New York and other cities in the North and South served first and foremost as “luxury ecologies”, which improve the local environment at the cost of social displacement? What potential is there for urban greening to be anchored to social justice projects? In the context of global city development strategies, how much can grassroots struggles for ecological services like essential water and sanitation infrastructure achieve?

Greening Global Cities seek to investigate these questions by exploring the link between ecological enhancement and social displacement across North and South, from Mumbai to New York, probing municipal policymakers’ and grassroots activists’ challenges and opportunities.

This event is the first of four in the Democratizing the Green City event series. The series is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

March 13, 14, & 15: Three-Day Symposium

New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Goeth-Institut are pleased to be hosting a three-day conference, "Cities and Citizenship."
Cities and Citizenship | Film Screening and Opening Party
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street

Cities and Citizenship | Conference
Friday, March 14, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
NYU Gallatin, Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place

Cities and Citizenship | Workshop
Saturday, March 15, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street

Experts will explore the intersection between design and the social science by illuminating the concept of "city" and "citizen," with the aim of understanding how the design of cities can promote a more engaged citizenry. The event will engage leading designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, urbanists, historians, and scientists.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited. 
For more information, call 212.439.8700 or visit the event page.

March 12: Russia and the Ukraine Crisis


Join the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a discussion on the current situation between Russia and Ukraine. Expert opinions will be provided by:
  • Eliot Borenstein (NYU Russian & Slavic Studies)
  • Yanni Kotsonis (NYU History)
  • Anne Lounsbery (NYU Russian & Slavic Studies)
  • Shinasi Rama (NYU International Relations)
  • Artemyi Troitsky
  • Joshua Tucker (NYU Politics)
March 12, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
19 University Place, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10003

Audience participation is welcomed and strongly encouraged. This event is free and open to the public.

March 13: The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757

The NYU Gluckman Ireland House and La Maison Française NYU invite you to a co-sponsored event in celebration of the American launch of The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad.

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
NYU's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South

A collection of 125 letters taken from a captured Irish ship on its return to Dublin from France during the Seven Years' War and left unopened until 2011 is the basis for this book and a major exhibition by GIH at NYU's Bobst Library.

The themes are universal: There are students asking their parents for money, and fathers chastising their children for being disobedient or lazy. There are love letters, letters filled with petty gossip, and letters expressing the frustrations of Irish prisoners of war languishing in French jails. The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters “reinforce a common humanity across time — the people we see in these letters are no different from people we know today... so once you get beyond the handwriting, 250 years just melts away,” remarks Professor Tom Truxes. Professor Truxes and Professor John Shovelin of NYU will present a behind-the-scenes look at the Bordeaux-Dublin Letters.

This event is free and open to the public. Photo ID is required to enter the library.  RSVP here.
Visit the event page for additional information.

March 11 & 13: NYU Bookstore Events

The NYU Bookstore is pleased to invite you to their upcoming events which include an Open-Mic night and readings by Mark Statman and Katherine Koch.
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYU Open-Mic Hosted by the Minetta Review, a literary publication at NYU and Brio, NYU's Comparative Literature journal.

Thursday, March 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mark Statman will be reading from his translation of Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of Jose Maria Hinojosa and from his latest collection of poems A Map of the Winds.

Katherine Koch will be reading from her memoir Love and Irony: Postcards from a Child of the New York School, about growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960's with her father, the poet Kenneth Koch, and his milieu, New York School writers and artists.

This event is free and open to the public.
For additional event information, visit the NYU Bookstore Event Calendar.

March 11: Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to Connections Far and Wide: Translating Art and Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean World.

Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The 2013-2014 Silberberg Lecture Series Theme: Translation
In his seminal essay The Task of the Translator (1923), Walter Benjamin proposed that the "truth-value" of a work of art is revealed only through the act of translation. For Benjamin, an ideal translation is dialogic and transformative rather than prescriptive and formulaic. It constitutes the "afterlife" of a work of art, both acknowledging the changes wrought on the original by the passage of time and allowing the original's mode of signification to impact the culture of the translation itself. Such transformations, Benjamin proclaims, reveal historical processes, just as they preserve that most essential poetic quality of a work least susceptible to literal transcription.

The 2013-2014 Silberberg Lecture Series will address the complex role translation plays within the production and interpretation of art—considering how images and objects have been mined and recontextualized across time, space, culture, and medium, as well as exploring the limits of visual communication and literacy in fostering new ways of thinking about appropriation, influence, and audience.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
For more information on The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures, visit the events page.

March 11: Gallatin Jazz Symposium

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study presents "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues: A Hot Jazz Symposium".

Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place

Hot Jazz is experiencing a modern revival. And this renaissance of sorts is at its strongest in our very own New York City, where the music's youthful energy with a modern twist has established a grassroots and markedly social way of engaging with music– a far cry from NYC's formal and austere jazz institutions.

Henry Topper is proud to bring this new Hot Jazz into the academy for the first time, presenting a lovely, foot-stompingly fun evening of live music and talks from figures at the forefront of the revival including professor Michael Dinwiddie and jazz critic Will Friedwald and a performance by the Hot Sardines.

Hot Jazz is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

March 10: Reducing Cyber Risk, Insights on Obama's Critical Infrastructure

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering presents distinguished lecturers engaging in conversation concerning reduction of the nation's cyber risk as part of Poly's Sloan Foundation Series.

Monday, March 10, 9:00 - 11:30 am
5 MetroTech Center, Pfizer Auditorium
Brooklyn, NY

President Obama's Cyber Security Executive Order 13636 calls for an intensive effort to adopt a common national Framework aimed at reducing cyber risk to our country's critical infrastructure. This event, featuring White House Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Samara Moore, together with a panel of senior Administration officials, explores the wide-ranging impact the President's new policy will have on US industry.

The White House Director will address the implications of the new Cybersecurity Framework on nearly all industries. Speakers provide insight on the proposed Framework on such critical infrastructure sectors as energy, finance, healthcare, communications, transportation, water, chemicals, IT, defense, manufacturing, and nuclear, among others. If you are responsible for cyber infrastructure, or if you are a supplier of goods or services to any organization in the DHS Critical Infrastructure – you will be impacted. Be among the first to learn how the President's action will affect your company.

This event is free and open to the public, registration is required.

The event will also be simulcast on the web. Watch live at engineering.nyu.edu/live.

March 7: Conference: Politics of the Popular in Latin America

The NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University present their joint conference: The Politics of the Popular in Latin America.

Friday, March 7, 8:45 am - 7:00 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South

The ‘popular’ and ‘populism’ are central threads in Latin American history and have returned to prominence in the last decade and a half. This one-day event offers a multidisciplinary approach to the question of the politics of the popular. Bringing in analysis of various Latin American countries, institutions, and popular actors, it hopes to contribute to a broader understanding of how the conference’s key themes translate globally and to such issues as Occupy, Indignados, Middle East uprisings, as well as the recent unrest in Venezuela.

This event in free and open to the public. Photo ID is required to enter the building.
For more information about this event, as well as a breakdown of the day, please visit the event page.